January 17, 2013

An Introspective Interview With Megan Fox

In the February 2013 issue of Esquire, Hollywood actress Megan Fox gives an introspective and pretty wild interview worth reading. Though she is known for integrating her Christian beliefs with the New Age and the Paranormal, the last two paragraphs are especially interesting. Here are a few highlights that summarize the themes of the interview:

* "What people don't realize is that fame, whatever your worst experience in high school, when you were being bullied by those ten kids in high school, fame is that, but on a global scale, where you're being bullied by millions of people constantly."

* "I've read the Book of Revelation a million times," Megan Fox says. "It does not make sense, obviously. It needs to be decoded. What is the dragon? What is the prostitute? What are these things? What is this imagery? What was John seeing? And I was just thinking, What is the Antichrist?"

* "I have seen magical, crazy things happen. I've seen people be healed. Even now, in the church I go to, during Praise and Worship I could feel that I was maybe getting ready to speak in tongues, and I'd have to shut it off because I don't know what that church would do if I started screaming out in tongues in the back."

* "I can't stand pills. I don't like drinking. I don't like feeling out of control," she explains. "I have to feel like I'm in control of my body. And I know what you're thinking, Then why would I want to go to church and speak in tongues? "You have to understand, there I feel safe. I was raised to believe that you're safe in God's hands. But I don't feel safe with myself."

* Megan Fox doesn't particularly want to be famous anymore. Her agent has to beg her to read scripts or do magazine shoots so she isn't lost or forgotten. Her body, her perfectly symmetrical bombshell body, is what makes money and pays her bills, she knows that. She may want to forget about it, but she can't give it up entirely. Instead she escapes. She would much rather be an archeologist exploring the ancient ruins of Israel and Egypt.

* Megan Fox, the last American bombshell, guides me up the stairs. On the way out, I notice something I hadn't seen on the way down. In the hallway sits a tall pedestal topped by a red-and-gold Byzantine icon of a crucified Christ and rows of white candles. The candles are usually lit, she tells me, before she leaves to go upstairs to take care of her newborn son.

His name is Noah. In the ancient story of the flood, Noah and his family are the only ones who escape the general destruction of the corrupt world.

The entire interview can be read here.